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Welcome to the Geochemistry & Geobiology Laboratory at Iowa State University!

We utilize tools and techniques from diverse fields to ascertain the geochemical imprint of microbial life on Earth through geological time.

To find out what we are working on, visit our Research page.

Live near Brownie Lake?

We have an ongoing research project at Brownie Lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of our investigation of groundwater sources of iron to the lake. If you live in the neighborhood around Brownie Lake and are interested in learning more about our study, please contact Elizabeth Swanner (eswanner@iastate.edu).